LAJAM Vol. 18 No. 1 January 2023 Out Now!


Dear readers, we are pleased to announce the publication of the 20th Anniversary Special issue of the Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals 18(1) January 2023. Guest editors for the special issue were Drs Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske, Nataly Castelblanco Martínez, Carolina Loch, Aldo Pacheco, and Miriam Marmontel.

The 10 review papers contained in this Special Issue of LAJAM reflect the current knowledge on the aquatic mammals in Latin America in a wide variety of fields. They include an analysis of the contributions of the journal over the past two decades (Huesca-Domínguez et al.); reviews on threats, trends, and knowledge gaps in the region (Borobia et al.; Escobar-Lazcano et al.); fossil record in the region (Viglino et al.); molecular (Loizaga et al.), bioacoustics (Chávez-Andrade et al.), and  side-scan sonar (Gonzalez-Socoloske & Olivera-Gómez) studies in Latin America; biology of Amazonian manatees (Amaral et al.) and Amazon River dolphins (da Silva et al.); and a review of the literature on the Antillean manatee.

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Miriam Marmontel



LAJAM 18(1) January 2023

Gonzalez-Socoloske et al. Editorial: Twenty years of the Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals


Huesca-Domínguez et al. Two decades of the Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals (LAJAM): A bibliometric review for the period 2002 – 2022.

Borobia et al. Review of threats and implementation of the Regional Action Plan for the Conservation of Marine Mammals in the Wider Caribbean Region.

Escobar-Lazcano et al. Trends and gaps in marine mammal research from Mexico during 1998 – 2021.

Viglino et al. Aquatic mammal fossils in Latin America – a review of records, advances and challenges in research in the last 30 years.

Loizaga et al. South American aquatic mammals: an overview of 20 years focusing on molecular techniques applied to conservation.

Chávez-Andrade et al. Contributions of bioacoustics to the scientific knowledge of marine mammals in Latin America.

Gonzalez-Socoloske & Olivera-Gómez Seeing in the dark: A review of the use of side-scan sonar to detect and study manatees, with an emphasis on Latin America.

Amaral et al. Advances in the knowledge of the biology and conservation of the Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis).

da Silva et al. The Amazon River dolphin, Inia geoffrensis: What have we learned in the last two decades of research?

Castelblanco-Martínez et al. Accomplishments and challenges of research on the Antillean manatee: A bibliometric analysis.